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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear Friends, No Blood for Oil is having a rally in front of the UN in NYC at 5 PM today , Wed. Please bring drums, candles, instruments, etc. IT is a peace vigil to let those in the UN know that we as world citizens say NO BLOOD FOR OIL. The UN is located at 43rd St and 1st Ave. And the peace vigil is at the Isaiah Wall. Thanks to whomever posted the link to the BBC debate where people asked questions of the BBC media. It was an eye opener into how European media presents Americans. If I didn't know any better I would have thought( listening to that broadcast )that all Americans are behind Bush's war and policies. The BBC presented America as a monolithic society, a one mind think. NOT TRUE. There are protests going on all over this country . Sometimes as little as 50 people, and sometimes as large as 30,000 people. There is a constant vigil every day in front of the UN and one every thursday at Union Square(Just a few). Even those who would classify themselves as republicans, are saying No to such a war. The congress were getting 1000 no phone calls to war to 1 phone call pro war. C-span has a rep. dem. and inter. line. Even when they ask for opinions about this war, 9 out of 10 callers are saying NO. I must say watching the BBC made me wonder WHO OWNS THE BBC and WHAT INTEREST would they have to portray the American people as a rogue society. MEANING WHOSE INTERESTS DO THE BBS SERVE???? Here in America most of the electronic media serves the interests of the 5 people that own all of it. Disney and General Electric to mention only two. I was listening to a speech by the Indian writer of "The God of Small Things" A Roy. She was saying that we must RISE ABOVE THE MYTHS THAT MEDIA CREATES about the people that live under a government. It reminded me of what I'd been hearing about India. How they were allies of this war on Iraq. Presenting all indians as pro this war. But on www.fsrn.org free speech radio news, they had done an interview with a man from Delhi , India who said Indian people( both Hindus and Muslims )were AGAINST the war on Iraq. Listening to CNN they painted the picture that all of India was for this war. Anyway some food for thought. and an article from EXPRESSINDIA INDIA SAYS NO TO UNILATERAL US ACTION IN IRAQ Monday October 21, 2002 UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 18: Firmly opposing any unilateral action by the US in Iraq, India on Friday said such a move would have "unforseen and destructive implications" beyond the region. Participating in a debate on Iraq in the UN, India's ambassador, V.K. Nambiar said on Thursday that the International community's desire for Baghdad's compliance with UN resolution on weapons inspection in Iraq does not justify any such unilateral action. Undermining Iraq's territorial integrity could have "unforseen and destructive geopolitical implications which extend beyond the region. " Nambiar said adding that it is important to explore all possible alternatives that can help avoid recourse to military action. But he said India would support if the Council decides to lay down fresh guidelines for weapon inspectors, while referring to modifications being made in a proposed US draft resolution to win the support of France and Russia. While deciding the new mandates, the council must ensure that it is commensurate to objectives, that is disarmament of Iraq, he said during the open debate on Iraq. Strongly opposing presence of Council members in inspections, extra-territorial interviews of Iraqi nationals or the use of UN guards Nambiar said, " We believe that the conditions attached to any new resolutions or modalities of their implementations should not be such as to make them unworkable or effectively to invite their rejection." Taken from www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=15938 . Best to all, Peggy _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk